I love offers that ask you to make a purchase, and then pay you more in rewards than they actually cost to sign up.
I love those offers even more if they show up on multiple sites, as is the case with IMVU (which seems to be some sort of social networking platform). You can net up to $35 by making what looks to be a one-time purchase at Swagbucks and MyPoints.
$20 From Swagbucks
Swagbucks may be my favorite pay to search/click/shop/whatever site. When you search through their search engine, they’ll randomly give you points. You can also earn points by shopping, taking surveys, etc. Points are worth a penny each.
The IMVU offer pays you 3,000 Swagbucks (SB) for making a one-time $9.99 purchase of credits toward whatever social media platform that they are running. I see nothing to indicate that this isn’t a one-time purchase, which means that you come out $20 ahead. Just head onto the site and put “IMVU” in the search engine.
If you haven’t signed up yet, we each earn $3 after you earn your first 300 points by enrolling through this link. But this site is good enough that, even if you aren’t interested in this particular offer, you should be on Swagbucks, anyway.
$15 from MyPoints
Another paid to click/shop/whatever site. MyPoints offers aren’t usually as generous as Swagbucks’s, since points are only worth about 0.6 cents each, but they make up for it by sending you several emails daily that offer five points just for clicking (If you want them; you can opt out, although I don’t). The IMVU offer at MyPoints is worth 4,000 points, or about $15 net.
One thing that I like about MyPoints: They’re responsive. I once had a question about an offer that I should have been credited for and they had taken care of it within 24 hours. That’s as close as you get to perfect customer service on the internet.
Again, I always appreciate it if you use my link. You’ll get a bonus of 1,750 points if you eventually spend $20 on the site.
Note that each site advertises as good for first-time sign-ups. Thus, I would advise that two people signing up for the offers don’t use the same credit card or email.